A few days ago, GizBot reported about Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa Core processor and Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) solution for the same processor, which maximizes the benefits of the ARM big.LITTLE technology. The chip is speculated to come in market by Q4, this year.
We've got some updates on that story. The new information says that HMP can be applied to Samsung's Exynos 5410, which is featured in GT-i9500 version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 by pushing a software update onto it. The update can thus make all 8 cores function at the same time using the HMP solution. Initially only four of the eight Cores worked simultaneously.
The HMP solution will enable heavy duty tasks to run on the "big" A15 cores, while the smaller tasks will run on the "LITTLE" A7 cores. The set up is also said to enhance the 3D gaming, Augmented Reality, and allow for an advanced web browsing experience.
Moreover, the update is also speculated to work on the Exynos 5420 which has already been seen on video with HMP, using all 8 cores at once. Thus this could be some conspicuous news for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and owners of the international model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Meizu MX3.
There are no details on whether Samsung will push the update to its devices, but Meizu has already announced saying that MX3 will be getting aHMP update later this year to convert the Exynos silicon into a true octa-core processor.
Earlier, when the HMP solution first made the news, there was widespread speculation on whether the true Octa Core processor would used in the upcoming Samsung flagship: Galaxy S5. However, the company has refrained from commenting.